Style Notes: Blake Lively's Instagram Controversy; Rihanna's New Fenty x Puma Creepers
Hump day style news.
Blake Lively Sparks Controversy With Instagram Caption [Instagram]
The unofficial princess of Cannes seems to have angered her subjects. Blake Lively came under fire after posting a photo on Instagram showing a front and back view of her glittering Versace gown on the Cannes carpet with the caption, "L.A. face with an Oakland booty." Lively's critics are calling her use of Sir Mix-a-Lot's "Baby Got Back" lyric disrespectful to women of color, writing on Twitter, "Another day, another rich white woman using WOC's bodies as a punchline and commodity." The actress seems unaffected by the hate Tweets; she has not responded or taken down the post.
Rihanna Unveils 3 New Colorways for Fenty x Puma Creeper [WWD]
Rihanna's Fenty x Puma creepers are back, this time in three new colors: an all-white patent variety, black suede with a satin stripe and forest green with a maroon stripe. Like her furry Fenty x Puma slides, the creepers were a sell-out hit for Puma, so it's likely that these new shades will fly off shelves when they are released on May 26. The shoes retail for $150.
Harper's Bazaar Serbia Pays Tribute to Prince with Chanel Iman Cover [Harper's Bazaar]
Just one month after Prince's sudden death, Harper's Bazaar Serbia unveiled its June cover, which pays homage to the late pop star. Photographed by Joshua Jordan, the cover pictures model Chanel Iman riding a Ducati — an image modeled after the performer's Purple Rain album cover. Three alternative covers depict Iman in various Prince-inspired ensembles, including oversize shades and a sequined jacket.
Burberry Profits Fall 6.5 Percent [Footwear News]
Burberry is rolling out a new retail strategy in light of a 6.5 percent decrease in profits for the 2015-16 fiscal year. CEO Christopher Bailey laid out the new plan in a call with investors and analysts on Wednesday, which includes a 15 to 20 percent reduction in product assortment as well as an increased focused on e-commerce and the targeting of the digital (read: millennial) audience. Burberry is one of a number of luxury retailers which has felt the effects of declining Chinese tourist spending abroad.